October 12, 2012


Motorists in Berkshire are taking a big risk when they remove safety barriers on Thornford Road, Headley which are there to show the ford is closed.

Back in April Jonathan Gammon died and his wife had to swim to safety when their car was submerged in 5ft of water in the ford. The council closed it just after this incident.

In a statement the authority said: “We recognise that the closure will cause come people inconvenience by having to drive around the traffic diversion routes, but it is important to maintain the safety of the travelling public.”

The council now plan to install larger barriers in the hope these can’t be moved.

Simon Hiscock, who works nearby, said he has had to rescue dozens of people. He said: “There are big red signs saying road closed and there are barriers, but people are driving through them.”

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